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buried treasure

1. Literally, treasure (such as gold, jewels, or other valuable items) that has been buried under sand or lays hidden in the ocean. Every kid dreams of finding buried treasure at the beach.
2. Anything that has lain dormant or undiscovered for a long period of time that, upon discovery, is found to be of great value. The writer, who was unknown in his lifetime, became hugely popular after the buried treasure of his unpublished manuscript was discovered among his belongings.
See also: bury, treasure

learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere

proverb Information that one learns will continue to be of help or benefit throughout one's life. To me, college is a worthy investment because learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere.

learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere

proverb Information that one learns will continue to be of help or benefit throughout one's life. To me, college is a worthy investment because learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

one man's trash is another man's treasure

proverb What one person may consider worthless could be highly prized or valued by someone else. A: "I really don't understand the appeal of Jackson Pollock paintings—they just look like paint splatters to me!" B: "Eh, one man's trash is another man's treasure."
See also: another, one, trash, treasure
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Prov. Something that one person considers worthless may be considered valuable by someone else. Q: Why would anyone want to hang a picture like that on the wall? A: One man's trash is another man's treasure. A: Bob's uncle is always going through people's garbage, looking for old stuff. B: One man's trash is another man's treasure.
See also: another, one, trash, treasure
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Treasured memories of a dearest mam, May, died February 20th 2004.